When can I plant Radishes in Zone 10b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first opportunity to plant radishes in Zone 10b should be figured out by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Radishes

Frost tolerance for radishes: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Radishes tend to make it in pretty solid cold which tells us that you can plant them quite a bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Legend 
A good time to plant radishes
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant radishes
Probably not a good time to plant radishes

The earliest that you can plant radishes in Zone 10b is January. However, you really should wait until February if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant radishes and expect a good harvest is probably October. Any later than that and your radishes may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your radishes indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 10b the average date of last frost happens on January 31. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of 35°F.

Remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 10b and it will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 10b there is a last frost after January 31 so be sure to be ready to protect your radishes if we have a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 10b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 10b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)January 31
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low35°F
Highest Expected Low40°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 35°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 40°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 10b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 10b.